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Sue West, 93 [Updated]

Sue West, a 93-year-old white woman, was found dead at her home Saturday, Dec. 18, in the 6000 block of Farmdale Avenue in North Hollywood, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Preliminary coroner's records show West may have died from elder abuse. Ed Winter, a spokesman for the coroner's office, said her case has been deferred pending additional lab tests. Results will not be available for another six to eight weeks, he said.

An official from the LAPD's North Hollywood Division said Wednesday that investigators are waiting on results from the coroner's office before proceeding with a homicide investigation.

[Update Feb. 28, 2011:  Coroner's officials said the case is still deferred.]

[Update January 12, 2012: Coroner's officials said West's death was ultimately ruled as undetermined.]

-- Sarah Ardalani

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